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Fall of Man
Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 125 ft|
|FA:||Boone Speed et al.|
|Page Views:||4,155 total · 41/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Dec 12, 2009|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionPreviously excluded from the Mountain Project because I couldn't give it sixty million stars, but accurately described on rockclimbing.com: "Fall of Man, 5.13b. This route gets progressively harder until you take a long whipper at the top."
I remember reading somewhere that Fall of Man was the first "futuristic" line in the VRG. It is a world-class stretch of perfect limestone... a breathtaking and outrageously intimidating line up the very center of the Blasphemy Wall.
Climb up the steep A-shaped recess on hand jams and pockets to an intermediate anchor (this is Fall of Mouse - maybe a 5.11 something?), don't stop, and instead perform a powerful move to an angling hold... this can be a body tension reach or deadpoint, but either way it's a dramatic entry onto the upper wall. Follow vertical slots and pockets up 50' of gently overhanging climbing past many difficult moves and hard earned clips, resting at a ledge or higher at a hueco just as the angle eases to vertical. Say goodbye to your belayer, grab the credit card, and launch up into the slab crux!!! Several clips worth of terror, jake brakes, and beautifully sculpted pockets and edges culminate with a final 20' runout to the chains.